The Hedges Group - Helping Grow Your Cannabis BusinessThe Hedges Group at Vanguard Properties, Sonoma County Real Estate


Growing Your Cannabis Business

On November 8, 2016, Californians voted to approve Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which permits adults age 21 and over to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and to cultivate up to 6 plants per residence for personal use. Commercial sale, cultivation and production are allowed only by licensed providers. Beginning in 2018, Prop 64 will allow the sale of marijuana for adult use in licensed stores under regulations to be established by the state Dept. of Marijuana Control (DMC) in conjunction with local governments.  In addition, as of 2018, existing commercial medical marijuana providers will be required to have state and local licenses pursuant to the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) passed by the legislature in 2015.

As the State of California and its cities and counties prepare for the commercialization of cannabis, potential growers, distributors and retailers are discovering that it makes sense to work with a local real estate company that understands the unique challenges cannabis entrepreneurs face.

The Hedges Group has been here since day one; attending Sonoma County board of supervisor meetings and City of Santa Rosa planning commissions. During these public municipal meetings, The Hedges Group provided input to officials who determined the local legislative stance on commercialized cannabis. We are proud to be a fundamental aspect of this developing local industry.

The Hedges Group at Vanguard Properties…

  • Offers clients a deep understanding of current raw land, commercial property and retail real estate pricing trends across Sonoma County;
  • Assists clients looking to purchase or lease commercial warehouse and/or retail space in vetting available properties;
  • Tracks local zoning and land use requirements and pending regulations that may affect the type and location of properties available to cannabis companies;
  • Provides highly personal service throughout the entire real estate process.